The iOS version of a new beaches app will be launched later this morning in Kenfig, with the Android versions also available to download in a few weeks.
The app will help highlight some of the excellent recreational opportunities that are available for people in Wales and the visitors who come to explore. The Wales Coast Path showcases the diversity of the landscape and habitats of Wales, from the urban environments to the vast countryside, linking up our nation."
– Emyr Roberts, Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales
A new app is being launched today with the aim of making discovering Wales' beaches easier. The app - along with its accompanying website - has been developed by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy.
The website contains detailed information on 150 beaches including how to get there; the awards they hold and the facilities available. In addition, the app holds information on the route and gradient of the Wales Coast Path; live weather links and tide timetables.
The launch of the new app and website will take place in Kenfig later this morning and will be available to download shortly afterwards.
Plans for so called marine conservation zones around the coast of Wales have faced fresh criticism. People whose living depends on the sea or tourism fear it could seriously harm their livelihoods.
Ten sites have been proposed from Puffin Island on the eastern tip of Anglesey, along the Lleyn Peninsula, down Cardigan Bay to Dale and Skomer in Pembrokeshire. But no more than three or four are expected to be agreed by the Welsh Government by 2014.